build up While in Kosovo, plans are in progress, an army of its own, speaks the head of government of neighboring Serbia openly of a military Intervention. “I hope that we never have to use our army, but at present this is one of the possible options,” said Ana Brnabic.
On 14. December put to vote in Parliament in Kosovo with a private army. The security forces of the country could be transformed into armed forces. So far, the lightly armed Kosovo Security Force (KSF) is provided only for civil cases. The basis for this rule is the UN security Council resolution 1244 from 1999, which still applies today.
Serbia fears ethnic cleansing
Serbia is the upcoming vote a provocation: Kosovo declared in 2008 unilaterally independence from Serbia. More than 110 States have recognised the independence meanwhile, Serbia considers Kosovo still as a province. In the North of Kosovo, a Serbian minority lives as well. Serbian government representatives accuse Kosovo, with the establishment of an army, these minority market. “We can’t stand to the side and quietly watch as someone makes a new ethnic cleansing,” said Brnabic.
Kosovo’s Prime Minister, rejects the accusation. It was “a pure lie” that the intention behind the planned army is a occupation of the Northern part of Kosovo.
Also, Nato and Russia militarization plans
criticize Nato criticized the plans of the Kosovo government. The push was coming at the wrong time, said Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. It could have “serious consequences for the future of euro-Atlantic Integration of Kosovo”. The government should establish, in Pristina, in fact, own armed forces, to reconsider the military Alliance “the extent of his engagement in Kosovo”. Since the end of the Kosovo war in 1999, the Nato-led Kfor Mission is for the security in Kosovo. Currently, it includes more than 4,000 soldiers, including the armed forces soldiers.
Russia, an ally of Serbia, has warned Kosovo is also a militarization: “The step of the authorities of Kosovo in the formation of a private “army” might lead to the most serious consequences not only for the Serbian population in the Region, but also for the security of the entire Balkans,” it said in a statement the Ministry of foreign Affairs.
Kosovo declared in 2008 unilaterally independence from Serbia. More than 110 States have recognised the independence now. Serbia considers Kosovo still as a province.